Cleveland police chief hits the streets to keep the peace

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams has never been far from the action during the Republican convention, taking charge when a flag-burning turned into a melee, stepping in when demonstrators nearly came to blows and joining bicycle officers on patrol.

  • Written by MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press

Judge: Ohio State didn't defame fired marching band director

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state court has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by a fired Ohio State University marching band director who claimed that negative statements surrounding his dismissal were slanderous, defamatory and an invasion of his privacy.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press

Protesters form a human wall to mock Trump's border plan

CLEVELAND (AP) — A few dozen demonstrators holding banners printed with a red-brick design formed a human wall Wednesday to mock Donald Trump's plan to seal off the Mexican border as another day of protests got underway in the streets outside the Republican convention.

  • Written by MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press